Rory: I live on the Sunshine Coast, in QLD, so it’s easy to have a great lifestyle. Work keeps me pretty busy and I travel a lot but when I’m not working I love outdoor activities with my family.Nokkon: What activities/interests in the health and wellbeing sector do you have?
Rory: I’m interested in Triathlons, currently competing in the Bribie Island Tri Series. I also love surfing and scuba diving.
Nokkon: What got you interested in health/wellbeing?
Rory: I reached a point in my life where I was obese, unfit and my confidence was low. I realised that it wasn’t the way I wanted to live my life and made a conscious effort to change.
Nokkon: What benefits have you found in your active lifestyle?
Rory: Having an active lifestyle has made a huge difference in so many areas of my life. I feel great, I’m much happier, my confidence has grown and I have lots more energy. It’s also had a positive influence on family and friends.
Nokkon: Who are your inspirations?
Rory: My kids are my biggest inspiration, Lyla (8) and Siena (5). I want them to grow up seeing a healthy and active lifestyle as a normal part of life. Chris Melton, fellow ambassador, has been a great inspiration in helping me push my fitness to the next level.
Nokkon: What are your health goals?
Rory: My next major health goal is completing the Mooloolaba Triathlon, olympic distance, in March. I’m also looking to have more of a positive influence on the health and fitness of the Sunshine Coast Community.
Nokkon: How do you ensure you balance your training to include positively influencing others?
Rory: Training for multi-sport events can be quite challenging to dedicate enough time to each sport. I try and incorporate my family into my training. My kids do swim squad training 3 times a week, so I’ll jump in the pool with them for my swim training. They ride their bikes about the same pace that I run so I’ll often bring them and dog along with me. I’ll try and ride with my parents and wife whenever possible.
Nokkon: Do you have a memorable health highlight for yourself?
Rory: Completing Tough Mudder earlier this year was definitely a highlight. It was really satisfying experience and helped to inspire me to get involved in triathlons.
Nokkon: Do you have a memorable health highlights for someone else you have been involved with?
Rory: Having my wife and parents all sign up to do the Bribie Island Tri Series together was great. We have completed one triathlon, three to go.
Nokkon: Your slogan or moto that keeps you motivated